Mental Health Nursing Personal Statement
I work in an NHS hospital and have been a Health Care Assistant for over five years. During this time, I have helped different clientele groups in the health care industry. I have looked after people with drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substance abuse problems and clients with depression.
My duties include; observation, writing care plans, interacting with them, escorting clients when they go shopping, ward rounds with panel of healthcare professionals, serving food, helping them with personal care, assisting the nurse in charge with observation on their medication, encouraging some of the clients on withdrawal to interact with others for group therapy.
This has given me the chance to realise how my services are needed in the health sector and has inspired me to further my training to become a mental health nurse. I feel the need to help all the people in our society
I am currently studying Access to Health Studies with the hope of going to university. I am enjoying studying different modules; psychology, numeracy, human biology, health and drugs, communication, IT and research. All the above subjects need a lot of time spent within the college and outside. They involve a lot of preparation on assignments and research, a lot of planning and time management to complete.
I am finding the above subjects to be helpful with my future career. I have visited a website on the Internet on careers' guidance and after doing their IQ test mental health came on top as my chosen career. I was delighted with the result of this IQ test. Being an adult student, I had to contend with going back to college.
At first I thought it was going to be difficult and how was I going to cope with sitting at a desk after a long time without studying. I did sit down with my wife and we talked about it and to my surprise she was very supportive, which made it much easier for me for a start.
How was I going to cope with assignments, done on time, handing them in on time? I did find it very challenging but it has helped me to put time management, planning and preparation in place, which has given me a foundation for university next year
I find it helpful going out at weekends after a long week. I enjoy nightlife; going clubbing with friends and my classmates. I like watching football and one of my clients I work with enjoys watching football so every other weekend I take him to watch Watford, when they are playing at home. I also support cricket and I am learning to score.
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